Cuttack, 7th November 2023: Marking the breast cancer awareness month in October HCG Panda Cancer Hospital, Cuttack, organized a Bikeathon to raise awareness on breast cancer. The bikeathon was flagged off by Prof Dr. Krupasindhu Panda (Medical Director, HCG Panda Cancer Hospital) & Mr. Santanu Das (COO, HCG Panda Cancer Hospital). The bike rally displayed solidarity as participants pedalled from Telengapentha to Nandankanan Chak and back to Telengapentha, covering a distance of 45 kilometres.
The bikeathon commenced at 7 a.m. in the morning and witnessed an enthusiastic participation from over 100 bikers. This remarkable event showcased the spirit of community engagement and made significant strides in promoting early breast cancer detection, thus empowering individuals with knowledge about the importance of breast health.
Addressing the gathering, Mr. Prateek Jain, Regional Business Head – East & AP, Healthcare Global Enterprises Ltd. said, “The Bikeathon was driven by the mission to highlight the importance of early detection in the battle against breast cancer, a disease that can be effectively treated when detected early. The turnout at the bikeathon was remarkable, as the participants radiated enthusiasm and unwavering spirit throughout the event. We are thankful to Ms. Amita for leading this event and inspiring both the participants and the community at large.
Mr. Santanu Das, Chief Operating Officer at HCG Panda Cancer Hospital, stated, “At HCG Panda Cancer Hospital, our passion is to make a positive impact, extending beyond treatment. The bikeathon initiative is a significant milestone in the fight against breast cancer. We believe that by uniting, raising awareness, and taking decisive action, we can truly transform the lives of those affected by this disease. We encourage everyone to join us in this meaningful journey, as every effort brings us one step closer to a world without breast cancer.”
Speaking about the initiative, Dr. Krupasindhu Panda, Medical Director at HCG Panda Cancer Hospital, said, “Breast cancer is a global challenge, impacting millions. Regular self-checks and screenings are vital for early detection and saving lives. Our mission is to support, educate, and empower women dealing with breast cancer. We are immensely proud to organize events like these that aligns with our healthcare goals and encourages our commitment to fostering a healthier society.”
HCG Panda Cancer Hospital’s strives to drive breast cancer awareness, early detection, and comprehensive care. Following the mantra ‘early detection is a cure,’ the event served as a platform to engage people at large, creating awareness on breast cancer by organizing a ‘Bikeathon’ in the city. This has also catalysed ongoing initiatives to create a healthier and more informed community.